Bury friendly ends all square

Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 0comments  |  Jump to last
Bury 1 - 1 Everton
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Everton were in friendly action this evening at Gigg Lane where they needed an Oumar Niasse equaliser to draw with Bury.

Sandro Ramirez gets another start up front alongside Cenk Tosun and Kevin Mirallas while Kieran Dowell is handed another chance to impress in midfield.

The Blues made a good start and almost ended up taking another early lead through Leighton Baines. The full-back, who opened the scoring in the practice match against ATV Irdning a few days ago, had the first effort of the game.

Tosun then went close after good work by Mirallas but fired a great chance wide before Dowell headed over and Mirallas missed with a free kick.

It was the hosts who took the lead late in the first half, however, through Neil Danns who stole through the Blues' back line to latch onto ball over the top to slot past Maarten Stekelenburg.

Marco Silva introduced Jonjoe Kenny, Matty Pennington, Ashley Williams, Antonee Robinson, Callum Connolly, Muhamed Besic, Davy Klaassen, Nikola Vlasic and Niasse for the second half and the Senegal striker struck the post shortly after coming on as Everton went in search of an equaliser.

Niasse contrived to hit the post twice more in the next few minutes before he finally found the net, tucking home the rebound after his initial shot was saved.

The woodwork would deny Everton the lead shortly after Cuco Martina came on in an unfamiliar left-wing role. The Curacao international powered a header onto the upright when he really should have scored.

Everton: Stekelenburg, Coleman (Kenny 46'), Jagielka {c} (Pennington 46'), Keane (Williams 46'), Baines (Robinson 46'), Schneiderlin (Besic 46'), Davies (Klaassen 46'), Dowell (Connolly 46'), Mirallas (Vlasic 46'), Sandro (Martina 75'), Tosun (Niasse 46')

Subs not used: Hewelt, Holgate, Lookman

Att: 2,133

 


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